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Philosophical and Christian Ethics-Courses Offered

PHIL 203 (WI) Introduction to Philosophy F;S 3 SH
An introduction to a range of philosophers, ancient and modern. This course will cover theories of knowledge, metaphysics, philosophy of science, ethical theory, social and political philosophy, philosophy of art, and philosophy of religion. This is a writing intensive course.
PHIL 205 (WI) Philosophical and Christian Ethics S 3 SH
An exploration of various theories and approaches in philosophical and Christian ethics and their application to current social issues. This course gives students a knowledge of theory and method in both philosophical and Christian ethics and assists them in developing their own analytical and critical skills in doing ethical assessment. This is a writing intensive course.
PHIL 301 (WI) Founders of Ancient Philosophy UD 3 SH
Readings from a selection of ancient and medieval western philosophers, namely Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, and Aquinas. this course will give students a knowledge of the philosophical thought of several philosophers and assist them in developing their own skills of philosophical reflection in dialogue with the philosophers' ideas. This is a writing intensive course.
PHIL 304 Critical Thinking S even 3 SH
An introduction to the study and practice of reasoning. This course assists students in analyzing various types of arguments by identifying stated and unstated assumptions, evaluating the use of, recognizing the ambiguity in language, and spotty faulty reasoning.
PHIL 307 (WI) Environmental Philosophy and Ethics F odd 3 SH
An exploration of various ecophilosophies and how they apply to environmental issues. This course will give students a knowledge of research, environmental philosophy and assists them in developing their own analytic and critical skills for ethical assessments of environmental issues. This is a writing intensive course.
PHIL 308 (WI) Social Justice and the Common Good S even 3 SH
A philosophical examination of social injustice, namely racism, sexism, classism, heterosexism, and ableism, as well as a philosophical exploration of both theoretical and practical approached to social justice and the common good. This is a writing intensive course.
PHIL 317 (WI) Christian Servant Leadership F odd 3 SH
This course connects Pfeiffer University's emphasis on its Christian roots and servant leadership, illustrated in its vision statements. We will do an in-depth exploration of what the concept of "servant leadership" means from a Christian theological lens. This is a writing intensive course.
PHIL 327 Ethics of Globalization F even 3 SH
An exploration of the ethical issues that arise with increasing globalization, with emphasis on economic globalization. This course will clarify what globalization is and how it is affecting communities around the world.
PHIL 598 (WI)
Special Topics in Ethics UD 3 SH
Courses will be offered to respond to special interests or needs, as noted by the faculty or requested by students. This is a writing intensive course.

 

 

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